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A flashy, splashy summer-movie blockbuster that's fun and exciting without being mindless? That's the impossible mission accomplished by director Brian De Palma, star-coproducer Tom Cruise, and the crack team of Mission: Impossible. Based on the '60s TV show and an almost impenetrably complex (but nonetheless thrilling) original story by David Koepp (Jurassic Park) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List), with a screenplay by Koepp and Robert Towne (Chinatown, Shampoo), Mission: Impossible begins with veteran agent Jim Phelps (Jon Voight) and his expert crew embarking on a mission that goes horribly, horribly wrong. But nothing is what it seems. The nail-biting set piece--always a signature of director De Palma (Carrie, The Untouchables)--in which Cruise is lowered from the ceiling to retrieve information from a computer in a high-security vault--is an instant classic. But perhaps even more impressive, at least in retrospect, is a flashback sequence in which two characters attempt to reconstruct a series of events from multiple points of view. It's pretty daring and sophisticated stuff for a big-budget spy movie, but brains were always what put the Mission: Impossible team ahead of the competition, anyway, no? --Jim Emerson

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Tom CruiseEthan Hunt
Jon VoightJim Phelps
Emmanuelle BeartClaire Phelps
Henry CzernyEugene Kittridge
Jean RenoFranz Krieger
Ving RhamesLuther Stickell
Kristin Scott ThomasSarah Davies
Vanessa RedgraveMax
Dale DyeFrank Barnes
Marcel IuresAlexander Golitsyn
David SchneiderTrain Engineer
Emilio EstevezJack Harmon

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Certainly lives up to it's name. Your patience will last 5 sec. MissionImpossible
  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 110 mins
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 22, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    EuropePG
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 2003
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